August 21, 2019 4:44 pm
Updated: August 21, 2019 10:26 pm

Burnaby man charged with impaired driving in 2018 Delta crash that killed lacrosse player

WATCH: More than a year after a crash that rocked the B.C. lacrosse community, charges have been laid in the death of 19-year-old Olivia Malcom. Jordan Armstrong reports.


Charges have been laid in a 2018 collision in Delta that claimed the life of a 19-year-old lacrosse player.

READ MORE: Alcohol possible factor in crash that left 19-year-old woman dead in Delta: police

Forty-four-year-old Chao Chen of Burnaby has been charged with impaired driving causing death in connection with a crash on Highway 17A that killed 19-year-old Olivia Malcom and injured another woman.

WATCH: (June 10, 2018) Olivia Malcom’s funeral held in New Westminster

Malcom and her friend were looking for something in the trunk when they were struck by a northbound jeep, officers said at the time.

Chen was arrested on Friday, police said, and taken into custody. He appeared before a judge and was released on a number of conditions.

WATCH: (June 11, 2018) Mother of fatal crash victim speaks out

Chen’s next scheduled court appearance is Sept. 24.

READ MORE: Lacrosse community mourns loss of 19-year-old Delta crash victim

Malcom’s death sent shock waves through Metro Vancouver’s lacrosse community. More than $100,000 has been raised towards a bursary created in her memory.

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